August 22, 2017. My late brother Kevin would have turned the big 5-0 today. If you've followed my work for a while, then you know my only full-blooded brother tragically died of #heartdisease, Type 2 #diabetes, and morbid #obesity at the tender age of 41 back in 2008 after battling to come back from a series of heart attacks when he was just 32 years old. *
Kevin was dealt an extraordinarily difficult combination of challenging things in his life, including a genetic predisposition to #insulinresistance passed on to him from birth, an abusive wife both physically and emotionally (he had his series of heart attacks less than a year after they got married), and a heavy addiction to junk food and other crappy #carbage he could never shake. *
I so miss his laughter, his joy, and my big bro who always had my back growing up. HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, Kevin. You were a real gift to this world and left us much too soon. I work hard daily in your honor to make you proud.